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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. it's 5 o'clock on this tuesday august 9th and here's what's happening. >> a crash in kensington kills a toddler. now investigators are trying to figure out if street racing is to blame. >> two women are slot in the streets of camden;, shot in the streets of camden. police rush them to the
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hospital. >> a growing wildfire is forcing some residents out west to pack up and run forget we're kicking up the heat a little bit more. let's turn to karen rogers in for david and matt pelman. >> yeah, that's right. yesterday's lie was 85, today 89 so we're warming things up. not horribly humid though. satellite6 and action radar slowing we've got clear skies over philadelphia. the farther south you go the better chance you have to see some clouds mixing in. we can see in it southern delaware. that's because of that's disturbance that's down to our south but that says to the south. we stay dry. we've got sunshine. just a few more clouds the farther south you head. how about the temperatures right now? it's a warm one. 60 degrees in martins creek. 58 comfortable in quakertown and pottstown, 64 though he in coatesville, 66 in saint davids. it's 70 degrees right now waking up this morning in center city. how about the suburbs in new jersey? low 60's in spots here like ewing and browns mills but 75 in surf city. 64 in vineland. 66 degrees right now in dover, delaware. here's what you can expect hour by hour. lots of sunshine to start you
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off. it's a pretty start to the day. by 7:00 a.m., it's 71. by 10:00 a.m. it's 76. humidity not too bad. i think you'll feel slightly humid this afternoon. by noon warming up 85 degrees. in the afternoon hours we're going to see a few more clouds mixing in with the sunshine. by 3:00 p.m., 89 degrees. that's your high for today and by 5:00 p.m., we'll be pulling down from that quickly with some of the clouds out there and 85 degrees. this is nothing. 89 matt pelman. we are turning up the heat, turning up the humidity. it starts tomorrow. details coming up. >> i just keep saying thank goodness it's not january, thank goodness it's not february. >> that's true. >> positive thinking. >> we do what we can. good morning, karen. this morning lots of lane restrictions but it's all construction related like here on the roosevelt boulevard extension coming northbound through east falls, the left lane is still blocked. looks like crews are in the process of packing up but they still haven't cleared so just that right lane is opened as you come away from the schuylkill and head up toward wissahickon. meanwhile over on the vine street expressway westbound is completely reopened.
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eastbound partially reopened. still waiting on that ramp to the eastbound side of the vine should be opened any minute. this is 95 in the great northeast looking good so far this morning. overnight the northbound off ramp to cottman was closed but that, too, has reopened. not opened yet all the lanes on 95 southbound in delaware and as a result we're seeing some slowing between 141 and 273 because three lanes are blocked there for the next half hour. and this is 295 in camden county. had some overnight construction northbound between the 42 freeway and this point at the black horse pike but that construction was scheduled to wrap right about now. matt. >> thank you, matt. two women were shot in camden and one of them is in grave condition. i know we're still looking at matt. the gunfire went off along the 800 block of south sixth street at 9:00 last night. police officers with camden county rushed the two women to cooper university hospital. investigators have not yet said who shot the women or
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why. authorities are trying to determine if street racing is to blame for a crash that killed a three-year-old girl. this happened late last night at second and york streets in the city's kensington neighborhood. "action news" reporter annie mcdorm mick is live at the accident investigation division with the latest. annie. >> reporter: and matt, that's right, police doubly do believe two vehicles were street racing when one hit a vehicle with a innocent family inside and killed the girl. they have the driver of the striking vehicle in custody a 17-year-old but they're still looking for the driver and the vehicle that fled the scene. chopper6 hd over second and west york just after 7:00 monday night. a violent crash ejected a three-year-old girl from the back passenger window of that crushed blue honda. medics at a fire station located right at the scene arrived in seconds. but the toddler died at the hospital. >> and two cars were coming right and they hit this car and i walked down the street i saw them lift the baby out.
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>> reporter: so far police believe the girl's mother and grandmother were heading west on york when they were hit. the impact forced the honda to rip out a hydrant as it jumped the curb. >> it appears that the striking vehicle that was going south on second street being operated by the 17-year-old male may have been driving at a high rate of speed. some witnesses are saying that that 17-year-old driver was actually racing another vehicle. >> reporter: and again of the two vehicles that they do believe were racing each other, 17-year-old that actually struck the family is in custody. he went to their hospital with minor injuries. they're also checking to see if alcohol or drugs is a factor. but that second driver of that vehicle they are still looking for. they say that there is front or side end damage on a dark colored car because that driver actually knocked over a pole. they're saying if you have any information to contact police. now, they also say there was a car seat found in the back of the honda, the car that the
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little girl who died was in. it's not clear whether or not she was in that vehicle and lastly, in the vehicle her mother is okay, her grandmother was taken to their hospital with minor injuries. for now reporting live in north philadelphia, annie mccormick channel6 "action news." back to you, tamly. >> that poor child. thank you, annie. two people were killed in this violent crash along route 70 in pemberton township new jersey. a car went off the road right into a tree and split into pieces. there's still no final word on what led to that ugly deadly wreck. >> happening today, opening statements are said to begin in the case of an army specialist charged with killing his girlfriend's mother in lehigh county. caleb barns is accused of stabbing 54-year-old cheryl sylvanakn. her daughter was jamie was 14 at the time. she pleaded guilty to helping plan the killing and was sentenced to 35 years to life in prison. as part of her plea, jamie is
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expected to testify against her former boyfriend. >> it is almost 5:07 and the criminal justice center is back opened in philadelphia but the two elevators involved in last week's crash will remain out of service indefinitely. a sheriff's sergeant was critically injured in that freak accident. in fact we've now learned sergeant paul owens is paralyzed from the waste down. right now he's being kept in that a medically induced coma. investigators spent the week testing the elevators but they still haven't figured out exactly why one of them went haywire flying up into the ceiling. council members in cherry hill, new jersey, have voted to rezone 40 acres on the west side for a new gas station. this affects the entire garden state park which was originally planned to be a town center with shops apartment and walkable access to the train station. there's no word yet on how last night's vote would affect that planned development. dozens of community members spoke out against the rezoning. >> i don't know about you but rather than jumping into the pool i like to stick my toe in.
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>> you like to ease into it. >> yeah, yeah. >> that's what we're doing for you. this is all about you. >> great. >> maybe you also like it. storm tracker6 live double scan showing around the area we're dry. we're looking good. as matt says we're going to ease into this heat today. let's take a look at the airport right now. no weather related problems impacting us at the airport. we've got clear skies unlike yesterday where we were socked in with the clouds. we have a couple of spots recorder something fog but philadelphia international airport isn't one of them. 70 degrees the current temperature right now. the dewpoint 68. so, a little muggy to start you off at least. the pressure is holding staged winds are calm. they'll start off easterly this morning. the ocean temperature is 78 degrees. satellite6 and action radar showing we've got clear skies over our region. you don't have to look very far to see clouds and showers. that's going to stay suppressed down to the south. we stay dry today. however the farther south you travel you have the better chance of seeing clouds early on so if you're at the shore and you're in beach haven or surf city you're going see sunshine and he we are going to get that on-shore flow out
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there so you get a little bit of a breeze. 83 for your high. the farther south you go you see more clouds. so we'll see rehoboth beach and bethany beach a few more clouds mixing with the sun but still a nice beach day. watch for ripe currents although it's officially a low risk today. let's plan this day in the city. by 8:00 a.m. it's 74, by 10:00 up to 82. by lunchtime it's 85, feeling muggy but not horribly so. by 3:00 p.m., 89 degrees. that's your high today. by 5:00 p.m. it's 85. but very warm is just the beginning of it. starting tomorrow that's when we really feel the heat and the humidity up a notch. so tomorrow's high 90 degrees but it also turns steamy and unsettled for an extended period of time. you'll see that right here in the seven-day forecast in a second. so, today we'll see dewpoints this afternoon low to mid 60's. not terrible but watch how they jump into the 70's starting tomorrow and then they stay there. wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday, sunday, monday. this is the measure of the
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dewpoints which means it's going feel oppressive starting tomorrow and it's going to last for awhile. this is summer in philly and it will be reminding us of that. let's take a look at your exclusive accuweather 7-day it's warmer, some sunshine and clouds today, starting it off with bright sunshine, few more clouds mixing in the afternoon, 89 for your high. we stay dry today. tomorrow is when we really turn it up. it's only one more degree 90 but we're turning up the humidity so it's going to feel stick he key. scattered storms at any point tomorrow. we're just watching for that. not all day. thursday same situation muggy with some scattered storms so be careful heading to the preseason game for the eagles, 91. friday hot and humid, 94. just a slight chance for a spotty shower friday. it's mostly dry. saturday steamy. could be a spotty storm or even a downpour in a couple spots. look at that temperature 95 but it's going feel like it's over 100. sunday it's still sticky even though turning down the heat a little notch 92. likely another heat wave here. monday showers and some thunderstorms possible staying unsettled and 89.
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so, today it's dry just starting to get warm. tomorrow we're really into it. >> got it. thank you karen. just about 5:11. new this morning, three children fall from a ferris wheel in tennessee. investigators are trying to figure out how it happened. >> chase utley faces the phillies for the first time since he was traded to the dodgers. matt. >> here in fishtown along girard avenue at frankford avenue by john he knee brenda's everything is opened this morning. we have a bunch of construction include something on 422 and one of our rest areas is closing. i'll tell which one when "action news" continues on this tuesday morning. >> ♪ high impact white is different. it contains hydrogen peroxide, ha profesonally recommended nt. whitening ingredient. it goes beyond surface stains to deeply whiten. it whitens four shades,
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>> ♪ >> good morning. taking a live look here down in atlantic city. you have the road all to yourself for an early morning walk there. it's 5:14, 70 degrees out there right now. >> they play the tv's at this early hour just in case you're strolling and you want to watch something matt. >> are we up there. >> they should have us. >> hello, ac. that would be nice. have to work on that if we aren't. good morning matt and tam it's a pretty good ride we've just been watching overnight construction but none here along 422 as you come eastbound passing the dump which is off to the side here headed in toward king of prussia. it is a problem free ride. we will have more midday work on 422 starting at 9:00 this morning in the westbound lanes near trooper. they're doing that most of the days this week just like last week so that could slow you down coming out of king of prussia later on. there is still overnight construction on the pennsylvania turnpike. three different zones as you head westbound. one is past norristown in the right and center lanes and then farther west between
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malvern and morgantown there are two zones, one blocks the right lane, one blocks the left lane so you're sort of swerving around as you travel westbound toward berks county on the pennsylvania turnpike. some overnight paving work going on here in radnor township along godfrey road until 6 o'clock stick with newtown road or darby pool he lee road as alternates. one of our rest areas is closing. starting at 7:00 this morning it's the one along 95 in lower makefield bucks county. closing until 7:00 tomorrow morning for some utility relocation so if you normally stop there you won't be able to starting at 7:00 this morning. also starting at 7:00 in newark, welsh track road is closing today through september 2nd for some construction. might wander to stick with chestnut hill road or old baltimore pike as alternates. elsewhere in delaware with the commuter report construction along 95 southbound near stanton that has been causing delays because three lanes are blocked. matt. >> thank you, matt. new on "action news," three children fell from a ferris wheel at a county fair in
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tennessee witnesses say the basket they were in tipped over spilling the children out like water. they fell more than 30 feet. the children were rushed to the hospital where greenville police say they are now alert and talking. officials plan to release more information later this morning. >> firefighters in southern california are racing to keep a growing wildfire away from their homes. the so-called pilot fire in the san bernadino national forest is only 6 percent contained. mandatory evacuations are under way and many residents near silver wood lake are already packed up and ready to leave at a moment's notice. 16 helicopters are touching water on hard to reach areas. the blaze broke out sunday afternoon. it's already charred nearly 10 square miles. and a big misunderstanding caused this high speed chase in san diego. police were hot on the tail of an suv for several miles for erratic driving. the driver pulled over and a woman got out. you see her there. police didn't know what to expect so they came out with their weapons drawn but this all turned out to be a case of cultural misunderstanding.
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the family was from china and they didn't understand that when police turn on their lights and sirens you're supposed to pull over. officers did not issue any tickets. >> ryan murphy took the men's 100-meter back stroke at the summer olympics in rio. lilly king won the 100-meter breast stroke. serena williams advances to the third round in women's tennis as she seeks a sector consecutive singles gold medal and the u.s. men's basketball team, whew, destroyed venezuela 113-69. last night was the phillies first meeting with chase utley since he was traded to the dodgers. utley had a hit and a rbi. phillies rooki rookie zach evel. carson went slated to play
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most of the second half. jordan matthews will not play thursday. the wide receiver suffered a knee injury in friday's practice and will likely be out for a couple weeks. >> it is now 5:18. musikfest pays tribute to two rock icons. that's up next. >> top health experts are questioning whether people under a certain age actually need to get their cholesterol checked at the doctor's office. >> ♪ i approve this message.
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>> ♪ >> musikfest paid tribute to honor two influential artists who recently left the rock world. swift technique took over the steel stage in bethlehem last night to honor prince. before that band from mars performed david bowie classics like changes and fame. musikfest continues tonight with boston headlining for the band's 40th anglers wow. >> 6abc is the media partner of musikfest.
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>> and you're going to drive up there on. >> thursday night. shevell and bush are going rock the stage. >> okay. >> so everybody. >> matt staying up late. >> let's head outside this morning. 42 nice and quiet so far. just a few head lights coming northbound toward 295 but no problems here on 42. nearby though still overnight construction in haddon township shutting down the northbound lanes of the black horse pike as you head towards 130 you're not getting by until 6:00 so for the next 40 minutes stick with the white horse pike instead and no delays on those first trains out of the gate on septa. we expect them in about a half hour or so probably and new schedules took effect yesterday on those five lines. karen. >> if you are headed to musikfest tonight it's going to be warm but turning muggy. by 7:00 p.m. 84 degrees at 8 o'clock 81 so feeling stick he key. by 9 o'clock, 79 degrees. by 10:00 78. by 11 o'clock, about 76 so if you're going to listen to boston here's what it's going to look like today for the
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rest of us here at 7:00 a.m., 71, bright sunshine. humidity is not too terrible. by 10:00 a.m. it's 82 degreesly by lunchtime getting warm, 85. by 3:00 p.m., 89. that's your high for at a. btoday.it's warm today 89 turnia bit more humid but we turn up the heat and humidity starting tomorrow and it last awhile, tam. >> thank you karen. going to health check, question abouts whether millennials need to worry about their cholesterol. the nation's leading disease prevention task force points out there are zero studies to prove that cholesterol test are worthwhile for people between the ages of 21 and 39. it doesn't mean it's something this group shouldn't think about as much as there's no proof that testing for the issue early will prevent from you dealing with heart disease later in life and for all the speculation you won't probably see changes in the procedure at your doctor's office yet. cholesterol blood draw will still remain part of the regular screening. >> in this morning's "gma" first look, residents in princeton, massachusetts
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remain on edge as police search for a killer. >> we have a young woman who appears to be a murder victim. >> the victim, 27-year-old vanessa marcotte went for a jog on saturday at 1:00 p.m. and never came back. marcotte lived in new york city where she worked for google as an account manager. her social media pages showcase her life including photos with her mother who she was visiting in massachusetts. >> we he do not know if this was a random act. we are asking the public to be careful and to be vigilant. >> police sources tell abc news investigators are looking into signs of sexual assault. this is the second high profile case in less than a week involving a young woman murdered while going out for a jog in broad daylight. we'll tell you ho to you protect yourself on the jogging trail. with your "gma" first look i'm linsey davis abc news, new york. >> this "gma" first look is brought to you by your philadelphia tri-state cadillac dealers. introducing the first ever
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>> ♪ >> time for the morning buzz and kanye west now tops michael jackson for the most top 40 hits by a male artist on billboard's hot 100 list. west is featured on school boy q song that part it landed west his 40th top for the hit. he's tenth over all on the list of chart toppers. elvis presley tops the hit with 80. little wayne is second in line with 69 songs.
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pepsi is taking us back in time with the return of crystal pepsi. the clear cola was he introduced in 19 into but it was only on the market for a year. fans pushed for a comeback. the company says crystal pepsi will be available at hundreds of major retailers but just for eight weeks. the soda giant is marking the return with a concert today in new york city. it will feature 90's icon salt and pepa end vogue bismarck and lisa low. matt. >> thank you very much tam. 5:27. the republican vice presidential nominee campaigns in pennsylvania. plus we'll have more on what the top candidates are doing coming up. a postal carrier finds a piece of evidence from a murder in a mailbox.
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young children killed in a berks county murder-suicide is speaking out for the first time. >> one more day of somewhat decent conditions before the heat and humidity really set in again. >> good morning everyone, it is 5:30 on this tuesday august 9th. tweaking the knobs a little bit higher. let's turn to karen rogers in for david and matt pelman. >> very warm today highs near 90. nothing like we're going to see over an extended period of time starting tomorrow. today is kind of one more break day for you. satellite6 and action radar showing we have mostly clear skies through philadelphia. the farther south you go the better chance you have to see some of those clouds. we see the clouds and those showers suppressed down to the south with the disturbance that's moving on through. so for us we're staying dry. we're starting avenue with sunshine. few more clouds this afternoon. 60 degrees in martins creek. you're just in the upper 50's not too bad in quakertown and pottstown, new numbers coming in, 57 degrees. it's 64 in coatesville. it's already 66 though in kennett square. 65 in saint davids and warrington. 70 degrees in center city currently. 64 in levittown and some of

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